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Our time in Japan is comparable to eating delicious cake at a fantastic, but expensive bakery, which for the sake of this metaphor, everyone enjoys. Make the cake any flavor or without eggs so that you too can enjoy it and attempt to decipher this seemingly nonsensical connection. Everyone wants... Continue reading
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Getting lost in Narita Airport felt like a foreboding start to my time in Japan. However, our stories almost never turn out the way we draft them. My story isn’t anything special. I’m merely a gaijin (foreigner) in college walking the spotless Tokyo streets, spending spare change trying new and... Continue reading
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I instinctively agreed to go with my friend to the Tokyo International Toy Show thinking I’d see outrageously foreign toys overflowing with the charming Japanese style advertisements and flair. Thankfully I got a greater dose of Japan than expected. Tokyo Big Sight, the convention destination, looks like a large upside... Continue reading
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Even though I knew nothing about the popular manga “One Piece,” I figured signing up for the CIEE trip to Tokyo One Piece Tower would be a great way to experience a Japanese landmark coupled with a fun diversion or two. The exhibition was nothing I expected, but that was... Continue reading
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Having relatives in Florida meant Disney World was an almost annual event for my family. After tearing up at the end of “Toy Story 3,” going on numerous magic carpet rides through the “Aladdin” films and seeing more happy endings than a season of “Undercover Boss,” I was more than... Continue reading
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Golden week in Japan is synonymous with trips to places like Kyoto and Hokkaido, but my time off was filled with local trips, events and anything else I could find to keep myself outside of the dorm. The holiday also means big bucks for the movie business with big budget... Continue reading
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Waiting for classes to end the day of the Hiroshima trip was reminiscent of the cringe worthy scene in “High School Musical 2” where the students keep checking the time before summer break. Thankfully no one was chanting Hiroshima and we were all able to resist strong urges to jump... Continue reading
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Making my way through the endless sea of students and dodging umbrellas like obstacles in an old arcade game was a casual part of finding clubs during Sophia University’s rainy Freshmen Week. Various club members shouted words of encouragement, most of which I could not understand, to entice students to... Continue reading
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May 11, 2016